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Thread: I would like to see your sampler quilts

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    Junior Member Louise C's Avatar
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    I am presently trying to assemble Eleanor Burns' sampler No.2 from her series on Egg Money Quilts. So far, I made the Dresden Plate and the Turkey Tracks. I have a long way to go still.

    I know that sampler quilts can have a theme: patriotic, houses, stars, goose flights, etc.. Did you ever make a sampler quilt? Any picture to show us?

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    No, I have never made a sampler, but I am going to someday, it is on my list. I want to do a star sampler, with all different sized stars.

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    Here's a sampler that I made several years ago. I just wanted to try out some easy blocks to see if I liked the idea of making a quilt. Guess what? I was hooked. I machine quilted the sashing and hand quilted the individual blocks. Not too accurate, but the quilt police haven't arrested me yet. haha
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    I want to make a sampler quilt

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    Love your sampler Lois, it's so colorful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I want to make a sampler quilt
    Well, starting Aug 1, we're starting the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt. Come on and join us!

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    Here's a sampler top I made.. I have a couple of others started. I didn't have it quite together when I took this picture.. the left side shows the sashing.
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    I've got a pink and brown sampler top ready to be quilted, but I can't find the doggone thing. We've done some major rearranging in the house, and it apparently sprouted legs in the process. It's here somewhere. :roll:

    I find myself getting bored quickly if all the blocks are the same, so sampler quilts seem to be perfect for me. :)

    I considered participating in the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt, but after glancing through several books on Amazon, I decided to go with Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts: The True Story Behind the Quilt - 140 Traditional Blocks. Just a personal preference. I don't know when I'll get to it yet. :lol:

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    Hello Louise

    Here is my first ever quilt made 1986, handpieced and hand quilted - no theme here, just a variety of blocks when I was learning patchwork sewing
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    One of the 1st quilts I made was a sampler made when taking a class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise C
    I am presently trying to assemble Eleanor Burns' sampler No.2 from her series on Egg Money Quilts. So far, I made the Dresden Plate and the Turkey Tracks. I have a long way to go still.

    I know that sampler quilts can have a theme: patriotic, houses, stars, goose flights, etc.. Did you ever make a sampler quilt? Any picture to show us?
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    I just finished a star sampler quilt not too long ago, and loved working on it!
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    All the pictures are lovely. I have my 12 Blocks done from Eleanor Burns that I followed along each week on her TV show. But I have not pieced the blocks together. Now I'm ready to get back at it after seeing all the pictures

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    Those are all Beautiful, Thanks for sharing !!! :)

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    I haven't made one yet, but it's the next on my to do list! This will be MY quilt, all mine!!

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    So, you can't find the brown sampler quilt you started!! A tip for you here maybe - I cut out all the diamond pieces for Cathedral Spire 20+ years ago and they were hidden inside the suitcase full of Christmas decorations -People in Oz don't generally put up decorations so didn't bother too much for myself since we spend Christmas at daughter's home now and I moved house 4 times in 12 years . January last year I pulled out all the labelled plastic bags and instructions and finally got on with making it!!!

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    Your sampler quilts are superb. It is amazing how we can do marvelous work and keep it hidden somewhere.. I do that a lot too and it is only when trying to find something else that things reappear as if to tell me: "Hey!! You forgot me along the line.. I exist and I want to be part of your life!!"

    Thanks for sharing wonderful pictures with us. They are a source of inspiration for many and true beautiful work in your honour. Keep on the good work!

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    I have several as soon as I get back home I will post some photos...

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    here's my latest
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    Hello Marsye - your quilt is lovely and fresh looking - I saw your message about being busy recently, but I guess you might have been to the rejuvenation clinic too, since your new avatar is not the old hag with a fag I saw when I first joined here in March:lol: I often wondered what you really looked like :shock:

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    I have made the Underground Railroad quilt. I would call that a sampler.

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    Our club did a sampler quilt together a couple of years ago. It was 4 -- 8" blocks per month, each set of 4 teaching different skills. We started with squares and rectangles, and advanced to half-square triangles, quarter-square, flying geese, curves, paper piecing, hand and machine applique, etc.

    I designed the thing, and got the top made, but only have about half of it hand-quilted. At our local quilt show last year, two of the ladies submitted it; one hand quilted, the other machine quilted. I'm getting embarrassed that I don't have mine done -- and I designed it and taught it in our club!!! :oops: Sheesh!! Maybe this year. I have until October!
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    I've only made one lap size sampler quilt. And I hand quilted it using the 'big' stitch in black. I thought the black gave it a
    antique or old look. I was satisfied with the quilt and have it displayed in the living room on an old ladder.
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